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Corporate Rebates: The Million-Dollar Elephant in the Cafeteria

July 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · kids, school food, Tales

D.C. Public Schools in the last two years have taken in more than $1 million in corporate rebates–referred to by some as “kickbacks”–paid by giant food manufacturers as an inducement to place their brands on kids’ cafeteria trays at school. Documents obtained by The Slow Cook through the Freedom of Information Act show that Chartwells, the company […]

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“Healthy Schools” with a Big Lump of Sugar

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments · kids, school food, Tales, Wellness

“Healthy Schools” legislation written by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh comes up for its first committee vote today after months of deliberations and with one very conspicuous missing element: no regulation of sugar in school meals.  Removing the astonishing amount of sugar served to D.C. school children every day is probably the quickest and cheapest way to make school […]

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You Call This Food?

April 8th, 2010 · 15 Comments · kids, Tales

I was ready to have a perfectly civilized discussion–blog-to-blog–with Sam Fromartz over at ChewsWise on the subject of what we can do to get kids to eat better when I was stopped dead in my tracks by the lunch being served at my daughter’s elementary school here in the nation’s capital. Look at the photo […]

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